Victoria Falls to Cape Town 

Motorcycle Tour

Experience the best of Botswana, ​

Namibia’s desert landscapes and South Africa's West Coast on this 24-day motorcycle adventure

Route Highlights
24 days, 4380 km
Riding Days: 16
Rest Days: 8
Ave km per day: 274
Surface: Tar and Gravel Roads

Victoria Falls - Okavango River - Caprivi - Okavango Delta - Dqae Qare Kalahari San Lodge - Windhoek - Erindi Game Reserve - Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund - Sesriem & Sossusvlei - Aus - Kolmanskop Ghost Town - Fish River Canyon - Orange River - Richtersveld - Great Karoo - Cape Town

Cost details

Rider: ZAR115800
Pillion / Support car passenger: ZAR55000

1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
2) Prices are for minimum of four riders for the full tour. Please contact us for rates for smaller parties

Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Riding gear if required - helmet, jacket and gloves
Sena 20S Bluetooth In helmet Communicator
Motorcycle border fees
Airport transfers
Breakfast and some dinners
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Activities – e.g. game drives, Okavango trips,
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Lunches, drinks and some dinners (details on request)
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)

Route Details and Itinerary

Day 0: Arrive at Victoria Falls

We'll pick you up from the airport at Vic Falls in Zimbabwe and get you settled in at Vic Falls Rest Camp.

Day1: Exploring Vic Falls

With the recent summer rains the Falls promise to be nice and full this year. Options to experience the falls include a helicopter flight, white water rafting or exploring both sides on foot

Day 2: Vic Falls to Katima Mulilo

Our first day of riding as we cross into Botswana, ride through part of Chobe Game reserve and arrive at this beautiful camp at Katima Mulilo for two nights on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Day 3: Rest day at Katima Mulilo

Caprivi Mutoya lodge is another favourite. It's a lovely place to relax and enjoy being immersed in African bush life. Activity options include a river birdwatching or fishing trip.

Day 4: Katima Mulilo to Drotsky's Cabins

We cross back into Botswana today, riding through the Caprivi Strip, a game reserve and then heading south along the banks of the Okavango river to Drotsky's Cabins 

Day 5: Rest day at Drotsky's

The area here is rich with wildlife. Activity options include fishing for Tiger fish, wildlife and birdlife river cruises, or just enjoying the surroundings at Drotsky's

Day 6: Drotsky's Cabins to Maun

Today we head south and east along the west side of the Okavango River to Maun - our base for exploring the Okavango Delta

Day 7-9: Exploring the Okavango

There are lots of ways to explore this incredible area. Recommended is a 2 night stay at Oddballs camp in the Delta, or a visit to nearby Moremi game reserve

Day 10: Maun to Dqae Qare San Lodge

A shorter ride today as we head for one of our favourite places in Botswana - the San community at Dqae Qare Lodge

Day 11: Dqae Qare to Windhoek

Today we head west and back into Namibia stopping overnight in the capital city of Windhoek 

Day 12-13: Windhoek to Erindi Private Game Reserve

Another shortish day as we ride a mix of tar and gravel roads to Erindi game reserve. We spend two nights here. There are game drives available in the evening and morning - and an active waterhole next to our accommodation.

Day 14: Erindi to Spitzkoppe 

After an optional morning game drive at Erindi we ride on a mix of gravel and tar roads to the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations. We have the chance to explore these rock formations in the afternoon.

Day 15: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

A short ride today as we cross the Namib desert to the skeleton coast at Henties Bay and head south to Swakopmund

Day 16: Rest day at Swakopmund

Today we get to explore the area around Swakopmund. Activity options include exploring some shipwreck along the Skeleton coast to the north, riding the local dunes on quad bikes, or just enjoying this attractive coastal town

Day 17: Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Back on the bikes today for a longer day on gravel roads as we cross the Namib desert again to the famous dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 18: Rest day at Sossusvlei

A rest day today as we explore the famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei and visit the iconic deadvlei 

Day 19: Sossusvlei to Aus

375km. Today we tackle the gravel roads again as they cross more of Namibia's incredible desert landscapes to the town of Aus. We stay overnight in a remote cabin at Klein Aus Vista

Day 20: Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Today we visit the fascinating Kolmanskop diamond mining town. On the way back we visit the coastal town of Luderitz and see the local wild horses.

Day 21: Aus to Fish River Canyon

270km. Our route takes us south and east through Namibian big-sky country on good tar and gravel roads to Fish River Canyon. 

Day 22: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

180km. Today we ride along the banks of the Fish River Canyon to the Orange River along some beautiful gravel roads.

Day 23: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Today we cross out of Namibia into South Africa and ride through the northern Cape and Richtersveld and Karoo to an overnight stay at Papkuilsfontein Farm

Day 24: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Our last day today as we ride south to Cape Town through 5 mountain passes in the Cederberg and Cape Fold Mountains

Andrew and Greg aren't just great guides, they're also just really great people -- a joy to ride with and also a joy to hang out with. They ran my tour without a hitch and made sure we stopped at all the best secret spots. When I booked this motorcycle trip I wanted the trip of a lifetime. I got it and then some. Wow. What an experience!

​Will, San Francisco

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Contact Andrew: +27-79-697-7110

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